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Built in 1934, the Irvine Paris Residence is a one and two story house constructed of masonry with a finish of rough textured stucco on the first level and vertical board on the second level. The house is significant for its architecture as an example of the Hawaiian Regional architecture that was prevalent in the 1920s and 1930s as it was transitioning to modern architecture. Typical of the “Hawaiian” style is the use of large fenestrations with casement windows, a generous lanai, the rough stucco finish, and a blurring of the boundary between exterior and interior spaces. The Modern movement is reflected in the simplicity of lines, less dominant roof, and simple, but exquisite details. The architect took ample consideration of the site, insuring adequate ventilation in this cool section of Honolulu and a fabulous view. The house has been attributed to Dickey because of his signature on an old drawing that has been handed down from owner to owner. However, there are no known newspaper articles or original construction plans as absolute proof.
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